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Grateful Dead Live at Starlight Theater on 1985-09-03


Topics Live concert


Feel Like A Stranger-> They Love Each Other, Little Red Rooster, Dire Wolf, Cassidy, Big Railroad Blues, The Music Never Stopped-> Don't Ease Me In Cryptical Envelopement-> The Other One-> Eyes Of The World-> Don't Need Love-> Drums-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Truckin'-> Smokestack Lightning-> Comes A Time-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Starlight Theater
Location Kansas City, MO

Source Oade Master -- 9-3-85 was 90 degree X-Y CMC441 + CMC42s (spaced 10') -> Oade mixer->Oade mod PCM-F1 first row behind board > ? (no digital processing performed) > Audio CDR from Doug Oade


Notes

Oade Master -- 9-3-85 was 90 degree X-Y CMC441 + CMC42s (spaced 10') ->
Oade mixer->Oade mod PCM-F1 first row behind board > ? (no digital processing performed) >
Audio CDR from Doug Oade; via Darrin Sacks

Reviews

Reviewer: turtlemusicfan - - December 3, 2012
Subject: Crytic
Hey Now! The gr8 thing about the Dead was they were humble and human, missing chords, making mistakes and flubbing lines. What you all have to remember is we can all be human, some one is wrong here, although some one is correct: Starlight was the first and last time they played it that way! Huh!
I was @ Greeks '85, have listened to this rendition and Greeks Cryptical each on several occassions. @ the Greeks they DEFINTELY play Cryptical > Other 1 > Cryptical... And, it was Waaay better than Starlight.
Also, regardless of how good Starlight '85 was, has anyone cared to look at the time sequence. The Dead played a VERY short show, even by '85 standards. This show sounds like they really wanted to end the tour and go home.
Reviewer: Sedula - - August 3, 2011
Subject: First Cryptical Suite...no!!
BBurns: it may have been the last time the "suite" was played but you are dead wrong on the first time in over a decade. Go look at the 6/16/85 set list for the second set.
Cryptical-->TOO-->Cryptical before drums. All together in one suite. The rest of the Cryptical's they either didn't finish the suite or finsished it later, until this show. This was the 2nd time the "suite" was played this year, not the first...go look it up.
Reviewer: bburns02 - - August 3, 2011
Subject: Re: Cryptical>TO1>Cryptical
@Sedula - Read carefully what I wrote. It was the last time the "suite" was played (i.e. Cryptical>The Other One>Cryptical. You may have seen "a" Cryptical @ the Greek, but it was the first time in over a decade that this configuration of the songs was played and the last time ever played this way. That decade is what it has to do with forgetting the lines (admittedly along with other 'mitigating factors' in JG's life at the time). It's called rust, and as we all know, rust never sleeps.

RE: the elitist, what-could-possibly-be-any-good-post-'78 goober - Feh. There's no accounting for taste, and thank the Good Lord for it, too! Pax2u, fella.

That said, this show was a pretty good one (especially to actually have attended). And it was a good one by anyone's standards.
Reviewer: dupree413 - - June 15, 2011
Subject: Cryptical
From what I've read - and I have see it in several books and articles - Jerry and the rest of the band found "Cryptical" (and "St. Stephen" from 1983) too difficult technically to perform. I am not sure if this is 100% true or not. But it does seem to be more than just Garcia who has difficulty wrapping his "energy" around this tune.

Great show. Did not attend, but remember getting the setlists from friends who said it was pretty damn good. I won't rate the show b/c I was not there. But it is another stellar show from 1985 to listen to on the tape deck or computer.

Enjoy.
Reviewer: beedub - - September 18, 2010
Subject: Great Night
Every time I read these reviews I wonder the same thing; How old is this person? It seems to me anyone who thinks, really, that anything past '77 or '78 was good obviously wasn't there for the 'whole ride'. Don't get me wrong, you can't control your age, but when you make an absurd declaration that this date or that date was the 'best ever' whatever, and the dates referred to are in the mid 80's, it's obvious to me and those of us who have been around for all of it that you are an 'In The Darker'. Anyway, may I suggest listening to nothing past Spring '78 (The Nagra's from that tour are legendary). Obviously, the band had many high points after spring '78, but collectively, this was there peak. Then, after 'In The Dark', except for small periods during certain shows, the 'In The Darkers" basically made it very hard on all of us(i.e., Deer Creek). By the way, just to furthur, no pun intended, the younger heads angst, let me add that I've seen the new band, JK's in way over his head, and the best collection I've seen since we lost Jerry was Bob's band In Ft. Myers, Fla......... By Far.
Reviewer: LockenStein - - November 14, 2008
Subject: Help!
Can somebody tell me the difference between the different types of files to download? Really enjoying the first 5 opener tunes, all seem energetic and on. Love 85.

What's the difference between whole items:
64mp3 ZIP 64mb
and
VBR ZIP 200mb
Reviewer: dprocks - - November 14, 2008
Subject: They Love Each Other is Really Inspired!!
One of the best TLEO ever, give it a listen.
Reviewer: grtflscott - - February 1, 2008
Subject: tripleoncrophy
yeah i invented that word after eatin 3 doulble dosed purple window panes and hanging out with roy who i have known for 25 years what a great fukin show!!!!!!!!! Where is roy give me a call
htis was the best venue for a dead show it reminded me of the frost or bezerkley what a great set they rocked and the heads were as high as yhey could get.
Reviewer: drkstrcrashes - - December 9, 2007
Subject: TRIPLE-ONCHRAPHY!!!!!!
Hey tripleoncraphy...scott!!! It is me, John...drop me an email, where are you????
ruklick55@yahoo.com
What a BLAST we had at this show. I think Jerry was not happy with the results of Cryptacal, also, he walked off stage during Brent's "Idon't need love and I don't need you"
eithere he was jonsin' for another hit off the dragon, or he just did not like the measage of the song. I think this was the last real good year the Dead had, and before touch f grey took off and brought all the wanna-be's to the shows. You could still get a ticket the day of the show, and they still played small venues like this on. Maybe $7-10,000 people were here. It was a blast!
Scott golin, email me!!!!
tripleoncraphy
Reviewer: bburns01 - - June 9, 2007
Subject: One of Starlight's Finest Hours
I'm glad to see that many others consider this one of the better shows they played over the years. I was also there. One of the things people may not remember about the Cryptical>The Other One> Cryptical suite is, that the reason Jerry probably flubbed the lines is that this was the first time they'd played the three pieces in order for about 14yrs, and it was indeed, the last time the three were played together, maybe because the experience wasn't all that positive, but I thought it was awesome. Lightning and thunderstorms threatened all around the theatre that night, and it was just stunningly beautiful. The show was truly fantastic. My best friend Dave Dog (RIP) was in the first row watching Jerry and yelling for him to sing "Every leaf is turning!" and then they did it. He was stunned.
Reviewer: gr8fulscott - - April 26, 2007
Subject: oh my god!
i am scott i was with my friend santo and jon we ate all these purple 4 ways and got really off !!!!!!! i invented the word tripleonchrophy and was loving life... the boys rocked! I rate it as the one of the best shows ever behingd 10-20-84 or 6-30-84!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Ben C - - February 2, 2005
Subject: killer pull
This show is a great sounding audience recording. I am a taper, and give mad props to the Oade's for this sweet sweet pull!
Reviewer: kcshakedown - - July 22, 2004
Subject: cryptical
Great setlist, great venue and good sound, but Jerry is way to high and flubs lyrics to BRB and Cryptical. Still very much worth having.
Reviewer: The Bopper - - July 15, 2004
Subject: Good show
Good show,the cryptical is good to hear. I've hear many talk about how they never should have brought this one back, but this might be one of the better versions they played.
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